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Play Their Hearts Out

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Play Their Hearts Out

A Coach, His Star Recruit, and the Youth Basketball Machine
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The NBA has returned to prominence on the backs of phenoms like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Garnett. The media promotes them, the shoe companies pay them, and America applauds. But how exactly...
The NBA has returned to prominence on the backs of phenoms like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Garnett. The media promotes them, the shoe companies pay them, and America applauds. But how exactly...
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  • The NBA has returned to prominence on the backs of phenoms like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Garnett. The media promotes them, the shoe companies pay them, and America applauds. But how exactly do such players reach the pros? What do they give up to get there? And what happens to those who fall short? Drawing on eight years of reporting and telling the very specific tale of one talented young recruit, his coach, and his teammates, George Dohrmann immerses listeners in the world of grassroots basketball, where men hunt for future NBA stars and young boys and their parents navigate a tumultuous course in pursuit of basketball glory.

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  • GEORGE DOHRMANN is a senior writer at Sports Illustrated. He is the magazine's sole investigative reporter and has covered topics ranging from steroid use in baseball, to dogfighting, to cheating in college sports. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 2000 as a staff writer at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and the Associated Press Sports Editors honored him for his investigative reporting, enterprise reporting, and feature writing prior to his joining Sports Illustrated. He lives in San Francisco with his family. This is his first book.

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  • Publishers Weekly (starred review) "[A] wonderful and immaculately reported first book...It's a brilliant and heart-wrenching journey, and a cautionary tale to any basketball player who thinks the path to the NBA is a slam dunk."
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